Sage Advice on Parenting From Third Graders…

When my third graders threw me a baby shower on my last teaching day before I took off on maternity leave, they wrote thoughtful cards to me and my husband, giving us their advice on parenthood… Here are some of … Continue reading

The Bears Movie Says it All… Happy Mother’s Day!

I saw the Disney Bears movie on Friday, and it really was well suited for Mother’s Day!

At the beginning, you get to see the sweet little newborn baby cubs and the narrator describes how the first year of parenthood is the hardest (since I’m due any day now, I definitely connected with and I’m sure will continue to relate to this point;)

Disneynature's BEARS

You get to see the two cubs, whom they call Amber and Scout, frolicking and playing together as siblings…

Disneynature's BEARS

But mostly, you see the amount of protection and caring that is evident from their mother, Sky, as she shields them from predators like wolves and other bears, as well as forages for food to keep her milk production up and stores up energy for hibernation…



Happy Mother’s Day to my mom from afar, as well as to the other mamas out there!


Gina & Zach’s Peaceful Engagement Session at Green Valley Lake…

I’ve been working with Gina and Zach to plan their wedding since March 2012! I love their down-to-earth attitude, evident authenticity, and commitment to staying true to who they are. Gina also provides a different bride perspective since she is … Continue reading

Please Support Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy!

Happy May! Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy has entered the Wedding Industry Experts 2014 Awards and the voting just opened today… As you might know, Weddings With Insight won the Wedding Industry Experts Award 2013 last year.  Without the support of wonderful vendors Absolutely Beautiful Brides, Bellini Photo, Florals … Continue reading